University of New England - Innovation for a Healthier Planet


Our mission is to promote intellectual curiosity in order to work toward a healthier community and planet, in conversation with strong, relevant contemporary art across disciplines.

UNE’s gallery system provides a unique approach to the visual arts in Maine through recognizing a wide range of academic and scientific interests in juxtaposition with contemporary art. We promote a broad, diverse, inclusive, and thought-provoking range of perspectives within the specific context of each exhibition. Exhibits are chosen to highlight the institutional strengths and interests of UNE with an emphasis on earth, environmental, and social sciences; medicine; education; arts; and humanities.

We maintain two gallery locations; on UNE’s Biddeford and Portland campuses. Each gallery mounts approximately three exhibitions each academic year in a variety of media and focusing on a range of themes.